Ghost Fishing UK is a registered charity of volunteer scuba divers, trained in surveying and removing lost fishing gear from UK waters.
If you, your vessel or you know of any lost fishing gear (pots, nets, ropes etc) that you cannot retrieve, please report it to Ghost Fishing UK as soon as possible. They may be able to get it back for you, or recover it for recycling.
Ghost Fishing UK is staffed by volunteers and relies on public donations to carry out their work. Divers simply want to give something back to the ocean that they enjoy and are asking the fishing community to help identify gear to be recovered.
It is also looking for fishing vessels to link up to in a pilot project to demonstrate that they can work together to reduce the amount of ghost gear losses and recover any that do happen, as quickly as possible which can only benefit both the marine wildlife and the fishing industry.